Free training available on new risk assessments and tools for EU Timber Regulation due diligence

28 June 2017
Meeting the due diligence legality requirements of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) can be a challenge. But there’s help at hand as we’re running some free training courses this autumn. The training is part of a project we’re running that’s funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union and the UK’s Department for International Development.

At the courses, you’ll be able to:

  • Find out more about the EU Timber Regulation and how it’s being implemented.
  • Learn about the NEPCon Sourcing Hub and how it can help make your due diligence easier. The Sourcing Hub provides free information on the risk that timber was sourced in a way that breached harvesting, trade or transport laws in its country of origin. A preview of these risk assessments is available on the NEPCon Sourcing Hub, via www.nepcon.org/sourcinghub. By autumn, information will be available for 62 timber-producing countries, making it the biggest and most detailed collection of forest legality risk assessments that have ever been published.
  • Conduct some hands-on exercises to help you learn about the tools and risk assessments available on the NEPCon Sourcing Hub.

There will be training courses in 12 EU countries, one online webinar for people who cannot make it to the in-person training, plus two events aimed at Competent Authorities and one event aimed at other Monitoring Organisations. All the courses are one day events.

If you’re interested in attending, you need to register your interest via www.nepcon.org/events. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ann Weddle on aw@nepcon.org.

Country

Date

Location

Language

Belgium

17 October 2017

Brussels

In English, with French and Dutch speakers available to help where needed

Denmark

31 October 2017

Copenhagen

In English, with Danish speakers available to help where needed

Estonia

26 September 2017

Tallinn

In English and (via an interpreter) Estonian

Germany

24 October 2017

Holiday Inn Berlin City Center East, Prenzlauer Allee 169, 10409 Berlin

In English, with German speakers available to help where needed

Hungary

23 November 2017

Budapest

In English and (via an interpreter) Hungarian

Latvia

28 September 2017

Riga

In English and (via an interpreter) Latvian

Lithuania

14 November 2017

Vilnius

In English and (via an interpreter) Lithuanian

Netherlands

19 October 2017

Utrecht

In English, with Dutch speakers available to help where needed

Poland

16 November 2017

Warsaw

In English and (via an interpreter) Polish

Portugal

28 November 2017

Lisbon

In Spanish and (via an interpreter) Portuguese

Romania

21 November 2017

Bucharest

In English and (via an interpreter) Romanian

Spain

14 November 2017

Madrid

In Spanish

 

Click here for the press release.